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Beautiful Bella Lago - Ft. Myers Beach - South End

South Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA
  • Condo1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

2 bedrooms plus den; 2 full baths; lovely lanai; sleeps 4

Welcome to 'Almost Paradise' - Bella Lago at Bay Beach is a beautiful Mediterranean-style condominium, overlooking a fountain-sprayed lake. Built in 2006, this luxury condo is located at the up-scale, south end of Fort Myers Beach and directly across the street from seven miles of white sugar sand beach and warm Gulf waters.

The spacious two-bedroom plus den unit (1,500 square feet) with nine foot ceilings is decorated in tropical Tommy Bahama style. In the mornings, step through the sliding glass doors onto the furnished lanai to view the sunrise and watch the blue heron, egrets, and osprey fishing in Bella Lago ('beautiful lake'). In the evenings, enjoy sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

If you have never stayed at Bella Lago you will love the extra amenities at this beach complex. A large, in-ground, heated pool right next to our building, hot tub, gas grill and plenty of lounge chairs and umbrella- tabled seating areas, along with a fantastic fitness center make for a great start to your vacation!

Santini Marina plaza is only a 2 minute walk from the condo where you can find numerous boutiques for shopping, along with a multitude of island restaurants suiting everyone in your party. Fish Tale Marina (behind Santini) can take you out on boating excursions, sunset tours, and fishing charters. Or for the adventurous, rent your own boat or kayak and explore the waters of Estero Bay on your own.

Trolley stops heading both north and south bound can be found right on Estero Blvd. Head a little bit south and check out Lovers Key State Park and miles of secluded beaches. Going north you will find Times Square, lots of shopping and more restaurants, along with some of our great island nightlife!


Donna Flemister

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Donna Flemister

My husband LOVES baseball! In 1998 he found out about the the Roy Hobbs World Series that takes place in Fort Myers and he's been playing in the tournament during October and November ever since!

Donna Flemister purchased this Condo in 2011

Why Donna Flemister chose South Island

We've had the opportunity to explore the neighborhoods on Fort Myers Beach and fell in love with the south end of the island. Bella Lago at Bay Beach has everything we wanted in a vacation home and we are thrilled to let others enjoy it too!

What makes this Condo unique

This is an upscale neighborhood that lets you relax in the sun, swim, boat, shop and dine without ever getting in your car! Bella Lago at Bay Beach is close to the airport when you need to come and go, yet feels a world apart.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, large walk-in closet
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, converter to make twins into king; king linens included
      • Family Room
        1 queen, queen sofa sleeper
      • Den
        1 twin/ single, twin sleeper chair
      • The unit is comfortable for families or 2 couples traveling together. The master suite has king bed and large walk-in closet. The guest bedroom features two twin beds, which can be converted to a king bed, and a private bathroom. Closing the sliding pocket door in the hall makes this area into a second private suite. Sleeping accommodations also include a queen sofa sleeper in the family room and a twin sleeper chair in the den; doors may be closed to make the den a private retreat. There is a TV in each bedroom in addition to the TV/DVR in the entertainment center in the family room; basic cable television provided. Free high speed wireless Internet access is installed in the unit. In addition to central air conditioning, all rooms have tropical style ceiling fans for your comfort. Concierge service provided.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Rain shower and hand held shower; bench seat
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • The oversized master bathroom features double sinks, large double vanity area including a vanity bench. The extra large walk-in shower has a luxurious rain shower and a separate hand-held shower head. There is a bench seat in the shower. Both bathrooms have high toilets. Hair dryers are provided. The laundry room features a full-size washer and dryer (new in 2018) iron and ironing board, as well as a closet and cabinets for extra storage space. Quality linens are provided
        extra large plush bath towels, large beach towels, luxury cotton sheets and pillows with pillow covers.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Lakefront
          Beautiful fountain in center of small lake 'Bella Lago'
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
          Peek-a-boo view of the ocean from den window
        • Water View
          Condo complex surrounds a small lake "Bella Lago" with lovely fountain


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      In unit: New Washer/Dryer Installed May 2018
                    • Elevator
                      1st floor is ground level and holds gated garage and storage closet
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      In the building to the right of the pool
                    • Garage
                      Under-building Gated Garage - 1 space assigned per unit; garage door remote provided; private storage unit in garage contains beach chairs, floats, skimmers, beach toys, fishing rod
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      In addition to central air there are Tropical style ceiling fans (official Tommy Bahama brand) installed in each room and on lanai.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed sheets, pillows (with covers) and pillow cases, bath towels, blankets; beach towels
                    • Living Room
                      Sofa, loveseat, 2 swivel chairs
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Additional parking outside of building and by the pool area which is next to our building
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Towels Provided
                      All bath, hand and washcloths provided - new November 2018 6 or more beach towels for your use. Really saves on packing space!
                    • Washing Machine
                      In Unit: New Washer/Dryer Installed May 2018 Ironing Board and Iron
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                      free wireless internet access in the condo


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All dishes, glassware, bakeware, pots/pans, cutlery and utensil . Small appliances include: blender, 4-slice toaster, deluxe coffee maker, Belgian waffle maker and hand mixer. Assorted plastic glassware, bowls, trays & pitcher provided for use by pool
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishes, glassware, bakeware, pots/pans, cutlery and utensil . Small appliances include: blender, 4-slice toaster, deluxe coffee maker, Belgian waffle maker, hand mixer and more!
                        • Dishwasher
                          New Dishwasher Installed February 2019
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Stovetop, self-cleaning oven, double sink with garbage disposal; Corian countertops; spacious pantry; breakfast bar with 2 stools; separate dining area with 6 chairs
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Side-by-side refrigerator with automatic ice maker and ice/water dispenser on door; water filter
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Glass topped dining table with 6 chairs 2 kitchen counter stools
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                  Books for lazy afternoons!
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  On Main TV in Living Room and one in guest room
                                • Games
                                  Lots of board games for adults and children
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic cable television channels provided
                                • Stereo
                                  portable player for inside condo - not for beach or pool area
                                • Television
                                  HD TV in Living Room Digital TV's in both bedrooms
                                • Video Library
                                  several DVD's to choose from


                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Balcony
                                      Same as Lanai Listing
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Private screened lanai furnished with outdoor wicker furniture and ceiling fan; overlooks the lake with centerfountain.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      2 available. 1 Beside the Pool Area & 1 under street light near garage door
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      Private Tennis Courts nearby
                                    • Tennis Court
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      There are pool 'noodles', boogie board, skimmer etc. in our private storage in Garage area


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Elevator to unit; disability access ramps on property

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Large resort-size heated pool with easy walk-in steps with railing; two built-in benches for your relaxation
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Jetted whirlpool Jacuzzi spa located next to the pool
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Shared Hot Tub
                                              Jetted whirlpool Jacuzzi spa located next to the pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge


                                                    • museums
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Bella Lago at Bay Beach is a convenient four-story secure building with 12 units. Our condo unit is on the third floor (although first floor is garage) overlooking the lake (Bella Lago) and pool. The building has secured, covered garage parking. Travel by elevator to the condo. A large private storage unit is located in the garage which is convenient for storing beach gear, fishing gear, or other athletic equipment. The heated, resort-size pool and hot tub are located adjacent to the building. Tennis courts and a private fishing pier are nearby. Private beach access to the Gulf of Mexico is just steps away. Everything you will need for a perfect vacation has been provided. There is even a selection of books and family board games. Free High-speed wireless Internet access in unit

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      5 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Nate and Becky

                                                                      Nathan A.

                                                                      Thank you Donna for sharing your condo. We had a great vacation and enjoyed the condo so much. Donna's condo location to the pool couldn't be better and it is a very short walk to the beach! The condo itself was super clean, comfortable, matrices were supportive and she provided all the conveniences of home. She even has spices available to use for cooking. Working with her was like working with a friend!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks so much for your nice review of our condo. I am so pleased that your family enjoyed your stay. My goal as the owner of the condo is to make a vacation easy for the renter by having the kitchen well stocked with basics and I am very picky about cleanliness. It seems the weather worked out perfectly for you too and that was a big plus!

                                                                      Beautiful Condo

                                                                      Susan R.

                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Donna's condo. It is a clean, luxurious condo well appointed with everything you might want or need on your vacation.The beds were very comfortable and the rain shower lovely! The beach across the street was beautiful, but our favorite spot was Lover's Key State park just to the south of the property.

                                                                      First Florida Holiday

                                                                      Dorothy K.

                                                                      This was our first private rental and we were not disappointed. This two bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is definitely accurately described by the owner.

                                                                      There is everything you could want for your holiday including beach gear in the basement storage.

                                                                      The location at the quieter end of Fort Myers Beach is perfect and within easy walking distance of eating places and the beautiful beach. The condo is easily accessed by lift (stairs if you prefer) and felt very secure. Was perfectly presented and immaculate with plenty of soaps and towels including beach towels. Kitchen facilities lacked only a kettle and teapot but that's the British in me, everything else was provided down to sugar, salt and pepper. The huge fridge was a definite bonus in the kitchen providing instant ice.

                                                                      The spacious walk in wardrobe was great as was the huge shower in the master bedroom.

                                                                      Spacious lounge with comfortable seating and nicely furnished balcony.

                                                                      Only negative is the second bedroom is quite dark.

                                                                      We loved this condo as you can tell.

                                                                      Donna checked with is during our stay to ensure everything was ok and I thought that was a nice touch.

                                                                      We left this condo to spend a week in a timeshare apartment in Kissimmee and although it too was well appointed and quite luxurious as well as spacious, it was anonymous without the personal touches do Bella Lago.

                                                                      Would We return to Bella Lago or recommend to others?

                                                                      A most definite yes as it could be enjoyed as a quiet retreat for a young couple, beach holiday for young children or a relaxing getaway for those of a certain age!

                                                                      Oh nearly forgot, the free wifi was a welcome addition as we had need to keep in touch with home.

                                                                      Holiday Season 2012-13

                                                                      Oskar J.

                                                                      My parents, sister and her husband and my wife and I stayed at this unit over the 2012-12 holiday season and really enjoyed our stay. Very bright spacious unit that comfortably slept 3 couples and an infant. We really enjoyed the pool and it is conveniently located with a very short walk to the beach, shopping, a golf course and a marina. Our family have rented about 10 different condos in Florida to escape the Canadian Winter and this unit was by far the best. We hope to come back next year!

                                                                      Four weeks of joy

                                                                      Per R.

                                                                      We arrived to a well cleaned and beautiful apartment. The amenities were good, and the location superb for our needs: the beach is just a quick stroll away, a golf course the same distance in the opposite direction, as well as a tennis court, which was a few minutes walk away. The nearest Publix is a five minute drive to the North, 7-11 is nearby, but the icing on the cake was the movie theatre - we really enjoyed going there in the evenings! Donna did a fine job, making us feel at home. We couldn't have asked for a better time, and we're already looking forward to our next visit!


                                                                      South Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA

                                                                      Bella Lago's desirable south island location offers easy access to beautiful Lover's Key State Park, Bonita Springs, and Naples. Many activities to make your vacation complete are within walking distance: beach, marina with boat rental, fishing pier, tennis courts, restaurants, shopping, and evening entertainment. Just a short drive or a ride on the quaint, local trolley will take you to the hustle and bustle of Fort Myers public beach and pier, shops and restaurants in Times Square, water sport activities, churches, museums, movie theater, grocery stores, and pharmacies. Off island activities include the Edison House museum, giant flea market, water park, dinner theaters, golf and minor league baseball (Minnesota Twins & Boston Red Sox). Shopping: Miramar Outlet Mall, new Coconut Point Mall, or upscale shops of Naples. Germain Arena schedules major attractions such as hockey games and concerts. Visit nearby Fish Tale marina for rental of boats and boat slips. Other Activities: Greyhound racing, casino gambling boat, tennis, mini-golf, manatee and dolphin tours, eco tours, canoeing, kayaking, marina with boat dock facilities

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      *Weekly rental period: Saturday-Saturday during high season, flexible during summer and fall *Rates do not include cleaning fee of $130 weekly/$150 monthly; $100 Condo Association Application Fee; 11% Tax *Reservation/security deposit required (refundable per contract) $300 weekly/$400 monthly * Discounts available for rentals of 4 weeks or more * Renters must be over the age of 25 * No Smoking; No Pets * Until confirmed, rates subject to change

                                                                      5 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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